There are so many pieces of fitness equipment out there for you to choose from, how can you decide what piece you need?
Um…you come here? Yeah, that’s definitely the answer.
I’ve always recommended three pieces of equipment for your home:
#1 – Treadmill (that’s a big investment, I get it if that one is not available to you).
#2 – TRX – I love the TRX and I think everyone should have one in their home.
#3 – Free weights. They are versatile and help in so many ways (hello metabolism, bone density, balance and strength!).
However, I’m asked a lot what I recommend to take along for vacations, work travel, or simply something less expensive than a treadmill or a TRX system.
When you’re traveling over the summer, the one piece of equipment you should absolutely take with you is:
These beauties are fairly inexpensive, easy to travel with and you can absolutely get a full-body workout! They look non-threatening and many snicker when I pull them out for a class. But, they learn quickly to never doubt the power of the band. If bands are used properly, your muscles will be burning, you’ll be sweating and you’ll have yourself one bombass workout in no time.
In fact, here are two workouts I’ve created with resistance bands:
Podcast of the above Upper Body Band workout available HERE. Let me coach you through the workout. Yup, put in your earbuds, press play and let my sweet, sweet voice motivate you through the workout. xo
Yup…this one has a podcast available, too. Click HERE and let me take care of timings and instruction for you. 🙂
Here’s why I love these Peach Bands so much:
- They’re relatively inexpensive ($21.99 for 4 bands through Amazon);
- They’re lightweight and portable;
- They come as a package deal with 4 different resistances (light – extra heavy);
- They are 100% refundable;
- They work, baby. They may look cute, but this piece of equipment packs a serious burny punch and I think you’ll love them!
Resistance bands are absolutely, positively my 100% approved recommendation for the piece of equipment you should pack to go camping, vacationing, road-trippin’ or whatever else you do this summer.
Go on…get yourself some and try the workouts.
If you’re part of Choose Your Own Fitventure, you have bonus band workouts available as part of your challenges! Aren’t you lucky?!?! YAY! And, if you haven’t joined CYOF yet…you should. You really, really should!